Monthly Archives: September 2012

More Important Than Shul

I missed musaf. I missed minha and neilah as well. I did them but not with not with a minyan, which definitely took away from the experience. Where was I on the holiest day of the year? At the playground … Continue reading

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Book Review-The Cosmic Landscape

The Cosmic Landscape   Balanced, well-written, and informative.  Most books can’t claim all three things, especially if the author says up front that it is a polemical work.  Leonard Susskind (ha Leonard) did just that.  Of all of the science … Continue reading

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Rosh HaShanah/Yom Kippur Greeting

Maybe it’s because I’m Jewish, and maybe because I’m an educator.  I personally feel that this time is a time of renewal.  A lot of changes have happened in life: career, accommodations, family.  My life has personally changed radically.  I see it … Continue reading

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Book Review-Jews for Nothing

Although clearly dated, this 1984 Jewish classic written by Ahroni Dov Fisch is must-read.  It gives a very broad overview of the problem of Jewish alienation, where it had led to up to its publication date, and some suggestions about … Continue reading

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Parshat Ki Tavo 2012-Peel Away the Plaster

I’m going to be honest.  While I’m sitting through this next round of classwork I do switch to playing around on twitter and such when I’m just fried.  As you can imagine, quite a bit is being tweeted about the … Continue reading

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Jerusalem’s Not-So-Silly Deletion

This is the first time I’ve read anything by Aaron David Miller, but I sincerely hope that he thinks twice about poo-pooing semantics before he writes his next piece.  I’ll illustrate why. Miller asserts in his CNN article that the … Continue reading

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